Help sponsor Sports for Special Kids

A personal message from Bill Wickward, Sports for Special Kids Board Member:

My name is Bill Wickward and my wife Cathy and I have been involved with North Carolina Sports for Special Kids since its inception. I currently choose to serve on the Board of Directors because of the great work that this organization does for children. Our son David was born shortly after we moved to Durham and I began working for Jimmy D. Sharpe, the President of NCSSK.

One of the reasons that I have chosen to be involved with NCSSK is that recreation and physical fitness considered to be a luxury. For kids with disabilities Medicaid and even health insurance usually won't pay for equipment and services that are often needed just to participate leaving parents with difficult choices about necessities for their children. Raising a child with a disability can be much more expensive that a “normal” child.

NCSSK has enabled our son our son David to play with his siblings and escape the difficulties of having special needs and just be a kid riding his bike, having fun, playing. This is the mission of NCSSK and something this organization is very proud of, just helping kids be healthy and play.

As a dad, I can't tell you the joy I feel when I walk onto our front porch and see David and our other two kids riding bikes and laughing as they all play together. I wish this feeling for every other father who has a child with a disability. Making this dream come true for others is why I serve on NCSSK. I would ask for you to partner with us to make this dream come true for parents and North Carolina's special kids.

Please select a donation that is appropriate for you.


Contribution Levels:

Bronze: $300


Silver: $500


Gold: $1,000


Your contribution supports the Sports for Special Kids Foundation and is tax deductible. (Federal Tax ID# 42-1677122)

For more information, call:

Bill Wickward - (919 255-3220
Jimmy Sharpe - (919) 683-8680